Leading Virtual Teams

Leading Virtual Teams addresses the challenges and opportunities presented to managers, teams, and organizations when direct reports and other colleagues are spread across disparate work locations. Participants will learn to leverage the dynamics and characteristics of high-performing teams in the context of remote-worker situations. This training program considers a range of factors, including culture, company policies, and leadership styles and preferences, and incorporates situational and scenario-based learning activities that allow participants to apply best practices. Participants will leave the training program with an action plan they can apply immediately to improve their effectiveness by optimizing team relationships and the productivity of all workers, whether they are in the next cube, the next county, or the next time zone. 


  • Discuss the challenges of managing virtual team members, including team- and organization-specific challenges
  • Explore the dynamics of high-performing teams in the context of virtual/remote-worker situations
  • Explore best practices specific to addressing the challenges of leading virtual teams
  • Develop an action plan for implementing best practices that will optimize team relationships and productivity


  • Increased self-awareness of leader attitudes and biases that may compromise effectiveness
  • Improved team communication, trust, and engagement
  • Increased ownership and accountability among leaders for optimizing team effectiveness


Self-assessment (in participant guide)

Training Format

Classroom-based: Half day
Virtual: 4 hours (two 2-hour sessions)

Supported Competency Focus Area

  1. Relating
  2. Working
  3. Leading
  4. Teaming

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